Miss Massive Snowflake - "Songs About Music" LP
Charismatic weird rockers, Miss Massive Snowflake, craft catchy and deceptively intricate pop songs that are lyrically engaging and musically adept, a politically charged mix of glammy rock and dynamic compositions. Piloted by the irrepressible Shane de Leon, whose strong voice and humorous wit, lead protest songs that come off like party anthems. Horns wail and punch screwed groove guitar riffs, while fat bass and polyrhythmic percussion combine with both female and male vocals to make beautiful, moving, and intellectually satisfying rock music. This is Miss Massive Snowflake's second full-length album following the 2008 electronic based, "Queen's Headache" (NPR07). After 2 solo European and Stateside tours, where de Leon charmed audiences with multi-media theatrics armed with a laptop, projector, and acoustic guitar, he assembled a group featuring Bill Horist (Master Musicians of Bukake), Zacery Stanley (Dramady), and Jeanne Kennedy Crosby. "Songs About Music" was recorded by Gilles (Rollerball, The Pink Widower) and the sound is clean, full bodied, and sweet. The band will be touring Europe in April and domestically in summer 2010. Miss Massive Snowflake makes music that is at once playful and overtly political with most tracks clocking in under 3 minutes. de Leon has left behind the sonic obtuseness of the decade he spent working with legendary Portland experimental rockers, Rollerball, for pointed lyrics and quirky rock sing alongs. A tasty Flaming Lips/ Bowie rock concotion mixed with Minutemen/Beck song structure blasts, and Marc Ribot angularity cooked down with Funkadelic's civil disobedience.